ERIC Number: ED075750
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: 0
Family Involvement-Communication System (FICS); FICS: An Expanded View of Counselor Consultation; Native American Family Involvement-Communication System (NAFICS) (A Series).
Dobson, Russell L.; Shelton, Judith E.
The purpose of this model is the implementation of a multi-faceted Family Involvement-Communication System (FICS) which has as its major thrust the involvement of the family as active partners in school experiences. The model provides training and experiences. The model provides training and experiences for teachers, principals, parents, and graduate students in involvement and communicative skills, with special emphasis on the elementary school counselor as an ideal person to organize and coordinate a human relation "umbrella" approach to consulting services. The Native American Family Involvement-Communication System (NAFICS) is also presented as a theoretical model designed to assist low-income Native American families in developing their leadership potential in order to assume substantive roles as para-professionals working with other parents, teachers, and students. Goals of FICS include opening communication lines, assessment of family needs, and provision of practical experiences in parent involvement and communication skills for graduate students in education and psychology. (Author/SES)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Coll. of Education.